TMEA PreConference: Music + Technology = Endless Learning Possibilities

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Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 7.34.53 AMI am so excited to be in San Antonio Texas this week presenting for my sixth time at the Texas Music Educators Music Association (TMEA) annual conference in coordination with the Technology for Music Education (TI:ME) National Conference. Today is the preconference day, which focuses on music technology. However, those who are attending should not think about this day as how to use music technology. I would encourage attendees to look at this day as one of music creativity, music education, and music performance. The technology that one will see today is shown to enhance the current classroom. It is to show the possibilities of what we can do in the classroom.

To see today’s lineup, Floyd Richmond, current President of TI:ME, has posted it here. If you are here today, please check out my two sessions today:

  • 12:30 CC 213 Amy Burns – Lesson Plans: Elementary General Music Classroom with iPads
  • 1:45 CC 210 Amy Burns and Cherie Herring – Saddle Up Your Music Class: Giddy Up, SAMR!

Please check out the TI:ME booth to see how they can assist you in your classroom. My handouts are up on my website,



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Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: